Professor Nando Ochoa

  • Room: Level: 02 Room: 215
  • Building: Electrical and Electronic Engineering
  • Campus: Parkville

Research interests

  • Distribution Networks (analysis, modelling, operation, planning, optimisation)
  • Network Integration of Battery Storage (medium-to-small scale battery storage, management, aggregation)
  • Network Integration of Electric Vehicles (impacts, management, planning)
  • Network Integration of Renewables (medium-to-small scale wind and photovoltaic generation, impacts, management, planning)
  • Smart Grids (distribution networks, active network management, low carbon technologies, optimisation, hardware-in-the-loop)

Biography

I am Professor of Smart Grids and Power Systems at the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering. I am also part-time Professor of Smart Grids at The University of Manchester, UK. I am an IEEE PES Distinguished Lecturer since 2015 and an IEEE Senior Member since 2012. From 2011 to 20 From 2007 to 2010 I was a Research Fellow in Energy Systems at the University of Edinburgh, UK. I hold a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical and Electrical Engineering received from UNI (Peru), and a Research MSc and a PhD in Electrical Power Engineering, both received from UNESP Ilha Solteira (Brazil). I am the co-author of 150+ research papers (publications) in peer-reviewed top-class international journals and conferences, 60+ technical reports, and the co-inventor of two patents, one filed by Psymetrix Ltd (now part of GE) and one filed by The University of Melbourne.


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Recent publications

  1. Procopiou A, Petrou K, Ochoa L, Langstaff T, Theunissen J. Adaptive decentralized control of residential storage in pv-rich mv-lv networks. IEEE Transactions on Power Systems. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2019, Vol. 34, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2889843
  2. Ricciardi TR, Petrou K, Franco JF, Ochoa L. Defining Customer Export Limits in PV-Rich Low Voltage Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2019, Vol. 34, Issue 1. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2853740
  3. Procopiou A, Petrou K, Ochoa L. A Controller for a Photovoltaic Generation and Energy Storage System. (Patent no. )
  4. Zhang Z, Ochoa L, Valverde G. A Novel Voltage Sensitivity Approach for the Decentralized Control of DG Plants. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2732443
  5. Cuffe P, Ochoa L. A Voltage Control Scheme for Generation-Dominated Networks to Maximize Power Export. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2018.2865178
  6. Franco JF, Ochoa L, Romero R. AC OPF for Smart Distribution Networks: An Efficient and Robust Quadratic Approach. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON SMART GRID. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018, Vol. 9, Issue 5. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2017.2665559
  7. Schneider KP, Mather BA, Pal BC, Ten C-W, Shirek GJ, Zhu H, Fuller JC, Pereira JLR, Ochoa L, De Araujo LR, Dugan RC, Matthias S, Paudyal S, McDermott TE, Kersting W. Analytic Considerations and Design Basis for the IEEE Distribution Test Feeders. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 3. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2760011
  8. Procopiou A, Ochoa L. Deliverable 2 Progress Report on the analysis of network impacts due to solar PV. Solar PV Penetration and HV-LV Network Impacts. 2018. Editors: Ausnet Services.
  9. Procopiou A, Ochoa L. Deliverable 3 Analysis of Network Impacts due to Solar PV. Solar PV Penetration and HV-LV Network Impacts. 2018. Editors: Ausnet Services.
  10. Quiros-Tortos J, Ochoa L, Butler T. How Electric Vehicles and the Grid Work Together Lessons Learned from One of the Largest Electric Vehicle Trials in the World. IEEE POWER & ENERGY MAGAZINE. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018, Vol. 16, Issue 6. DOI: 10.1109/MPE.2018.2863060
  11. Petrou K, Ochoa L, Procopiou A, Theunissen J, Bridge J, Langstaff T, Lintern K. Limitations of Residential Storage in PV-Rich Distribution Networks: An Australian Case Study. 2018 IEEE POWER & ENERGY SOCIETY GENERAL MEETING (PESGM). IEEE. 2018, Vol. 2018-August. DOI: 10.1109/PESGM.2018.8585998
  12. Genes C, Esnaola I, Perlaza SM, Ochoa L, Coca D. Robust Recovery of Missing Data in Electricity Distribution Systems. IEEE Transactions on Smart Grid. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers. 2018. DOI: 10.1109/TSG.2018.2848935
  13. Quiros-Tortos J, Navarro-Espinosa A, Ochoa L, Butler T. Statistical Representation of EV Charging: Real Data Analysis and Applications. 2018 POWER SYSTEMS COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (PSCC). IEEE. 2018.
  14. Gutierrez-Lagos L, Procopiou A, Ochoa L. Unlocking CVR Benefits Using Active Voltage Control in LV Networks. 2018 POWER SYSTEMS COMPUTATION CONFERENCE (PSCC). IEEE. 2018. DOI: 10.23919/PSCC.2018.8442834
  15. Ballanti A, Ochoa L. Voltage-Led Load Management in Whole Distribution Networks. IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER SYSTEMS. IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers. 2018, Vol. 33, Issue 2. DOI: 10.1109/TPWRS.2017.2716945

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